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n. hemitórax, cada mitad del tórax.
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His chest X-ray (CXR) showed a pleural effusion in the left hemithorax (Figure 1).
Chest X-ray showed total homogenous opacification of the right hemithorax with gross mediastinal shift towards the left.
Pneumothorax occupying the right hemithorax (white arrow) is evident, and a slight mediastinal shift towards the left suggests a tension pneumothorax.
Besides that, a homogenous cystic mass in the left hemithorax communicating with the spinal canal through the anterior aspect of the first thoracic vertebrae was observed as a result of performing magnetic resonance imaging.
In his physical examination, oropharynx was naturally detected, fine crackles and cyberlane ronkus were detected in left hemithorax.
Repeated CT scan of the chest showed the previously described septated cystic lesion in the right hemithorax (38 x 84 x 46 mm) and vascular malformations of the great arteries.
The heart rate was 120/min and respiratory rate was 58/min with intercostal recession and diminished air entry on the left hemithorax on auscultation.
On cardiopulmonary auscultation, the patient showed semiology of pleural effusion in the lower and middle regions of the left hemithorax.
His chest x-ray showed bronchovascular clarification, non-homogenous infiltration symptoms in the middle and lower zones of the left hemithorax.
Additional strategies were used to minimize fetal risks; the strategies included minimizing intraoperative blood loss by careful hemostasis, maintaining uterine displacement to avoid aortocaval compression by putting a roll under the left hemithorax, using normothermic CPB, minimizing CPB times, maintaining a high flow rate (>2.
Supine positioning causes a layering pleural effusion to distribute posteriorly, causing hazy or veil-like opacification of the hemithorax with preservation of bronchovascular structures (Figure 4).